You’re in the cradle of Tatar culture in Crimea and Ukraine. Thus Bakhchisaray restaurants scene has a lot to offer mainly from Tatar cuisine of course.
Degirmen (coffee grinder) – right on the street leading to Khan’s palace. After the hearty oriental meal and coffee ceremony (20 UAH + 3 types of local sweets) you may walk to the room with gigantic model of electrified Bakhchisaray replica with mosques, palace, gardens etc. Historical tour is 30 UAH.
Aliye (Lesi Ukrainki str 1. http://alie.com.ua/, tel. (06554) 4-71-72, mob.+38(050) 178-96-38; (050) 562-15-23). Close to Khan’s palace. A smile and a warm greeting are always on the menu. The service is adequate and the food, traditional Tatar with a touch of Central Asian, is good: one favorite is yufak-ash, a Tatar soup with tiny meat dumplings. Prices are average for the city. Mains – 60 UAH, free parking, wine testing and English menu.
Misafir (Gor’kogo str. 21, firstname.lastname@example.org, (+380) 50 669 75 26). The place has introduced a fresh take on local traditions to make it probably the most foreigner and hipster friendly establishment in town. Menu is available in several foreign languages. Other cool things at Musafir include master class in making chebureks, coffee ceremony, traditional pastries, preserves and drinks based on natural ingredients.
Salachik (Basenko str 43, close to Chufut-Kale, tel. +38 (06554) 5-22-20, mob.+38 (050) 955-12-55. Another good traditional place to have a bite.
Bars and drinking
Arpat (Mira str. 11, Mon-Sun 8 a.m. – 12 a.m., tel. +38 050 2484990)
Efsane (Lenina str. 43, Mon – Sun 9 a.m. – 3 a.m., tel. +38 099 0257405). National color is everywhere: in own-made flat bread with black cumin, interior, traditional live music and incomparable atmosphere. Menu in English is available. Tasting of local wines 25 UAH.
This list of Bakhchisaray restaurants, cafes and other places to eat is not full of course. There are also other nice places to have a great meal or a small bite. Just look around and you’ll definately find something. Numerous small shops and kiosks in city center and around main landmarks sell water, snacks and other simple stuff.